" All In and In All "
Gamophobia is the term used to define someone with a fear of marriage or commitment, yet the Lord warns very directly in Revelations 3:16 that He will spew us out of His mouth for being lukewarm. Why is it that we fear a covenant of love to begin with? Christ promises in the very same passage that one who hears Him and opens the door, He will both enter, feed, and grant the privilege of sitting with Him on His throne.
Whether or not to invest our lives in Him shouldn’t be a question, but when it comes to how much of it we offer, we have a tendency to gamble in our decision. Ecclesiastes 11: 1-6 speaks of both risk and promise. This passage is clear!
“Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike are good."
Just because life's outcome is uncertain doesn't mean we get to avoid serious decision making or worse yet, do nothing. In fact, waiting for perfect conditions breeds idleness and in idleness, we go nowhere. If faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen, then Hebrews 11:6 says a mouthful.
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe..."
Count me All In and In All I do, let it glorify your name. Your light is truly sweet.